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Baldur’s Gate 3’s Launch Day Download Woes: No Pre-Load Option for 122 GB File

In an unexpected turn of events, eager players awaiting the release of Baldur’s Gate 3 have been dealt a frustrating blow as Larian Studios confirms there will be no pre-load option for the highly anticipated game. 

Set to launch on August 3rd, players must wait until the release day to download the colossal 122 GB file, leaving many concerned about the potential impact on their gaming experience. The news came to light through a recent community update, where Larian Studios officially announced that pre-loading would not be available for Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC. 

Despite the disappointment surrounding the lack of this convenience, the blame does not fall on the shoulders of the developers. As the game has been in Early Access for three years, implementing pre-loading for the final version became unfeasible.

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The sheer size of the download has raised eyebrows within the gaming community, leaving some to speculate on the reasons behind such a hefty file. During the Early Access phase, numerous content additions, improvements, and bug fixes [1] undoubtedly contributed to the final file size. 

While this bodes well for the game’s overall quality, it poses potential challenges for players with limited internet bandwidth or storage capacity.

With a download size of 122 GB, players on slower internet connections might face considerable wait times to access the game entirely. Moreover, those with data caps could experience disruptions to their internet service while attempting to download such a large file in a single session.

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To add to the complexity, the game’s release on other platforms has raised questions about the pre-load availability for console players. Currently, there is no confirmation whether PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S users will have the option to pre-load Baldur’s Gate 3 before their respective release dates.

Despite these obstacles, fans of the series eagerly await the game’s official release, which promises a rich and immersive gaming experience. Larian Studios has assured players that the game’s final version will bring significant changes and improvements from the Early Access build, making it worth the download and starting afresh.

In light of the recent update, players are hoping for a smooth launch day experience and looking forward to diving into Baldur’s Gate 3. Until then, they must brace themselves for the long-awaited download on release day.

Mathew has nursed a love of video games since childhood. Now, as an adult, he enjoys playing challenging games as much as he enjoys relating with other gamers. Matthew created Hypernia to give gamers like himself accurate and reliable information about games, servers, communication protocols, and much more.

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